ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) – The football coach who chased a shooter from an Ohio school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the attention he’s received and says people must remember it was a tragedy that killed three boys and paralyzed a fourth.
Former Chardon High School assistant coach Frank Hall works elsewhere now but continues helping educators with emergency preparedness through a nonprofit foundation.
The 43-year-old tells The Plain Dealer he still thinks about how he could’ve stopped the 17-year-old shooter and feels he let down the boys who died.
Others say he’s a hero. A real estate developer recently bought a house for Hall and his wife, who have ten children that were adopted or in their custody.
The shooter, T.J. Lane, is serving life in prison.
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